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Art Resources from the Mid-20th Century: Digitized Highlights from the Collections of Hilla Rebay and Juliana Force - A Collaborative Project Between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art

This collection contains digitized versions of key selections from the personal libraries of two women who helped shape the mid-century New York art world— Hilla Rebay at the Guggenheim (then the Museum of Non-Objective Painting) and Juliana Force at the Whitney. These items allow for a closer look at the movements, artists, and ideas that influenced the founding directors of two of New York City’s most prominent art museums, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Materials include American and European art historical texts, art exhibition catalogs, biographies of artists and collectors, philosophical and political treatises, and New York City guides and tourism pamphlets, and range in date from the late 1800s to the 1960s.

This collaboration was generously funded in part by a grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council - METRO

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2002
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1999
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1998
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1997
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1994
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Topics & Subjects
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American art
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American Art
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Art
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Painting
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French Literature
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American Painting
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whitney museum of american art
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downtown gallery (new york, n.y.)
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kock, charles paul de
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whitney museum of american art.
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museum of non-objective painting
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whitney museum of american art at philip morris.
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English
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German
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the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
by Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944; Dearstyne, Howard, tr; Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967, ed
texts
eye 49,900
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Translation of Punkt und linie zu flache
Topics: Art, Composition (Art), Art, Abstract
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Leonardo, da Vinci
texts
eye 31,274
favorite 24
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First published by Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939
Topic: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
by Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944; Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967; Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
texts
eye 29,160
favorite 52
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Translation of: Uber das Geistige in der Kunst
Topics: Aesthetics, Painting, Color
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
texts
eye 11,327
favorite 12
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"This Dover edition, first published in 1950, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the Hottinger translation of Kunstgeschichtliche Grundbegriffe originally published in 1932 by G. Bell and Sons, Ltd."
Topic: Art
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Charteris, Evan
texts
eye 10,875
favorite 11
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"Sargent's pictures in oils": p. 257-296
Topic: Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Dingle, Edwin John
texts
eye 8,618
favorite 6
comment 3
At head of title: The Institute of Mentalphysics, Los Angeles, California (First Church of Mystic Christianity)
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Topics: Mind and body, Mind and body therapies, Meditation, Breathing exercises, Mysticism
The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Artists Dictionaries
Cover title
Topics: Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965, World War, 1939-1945
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Rockport Art Association
texts
eye 6,780
favorite 1
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
texts
eye 6,430
favorite 5
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"Exhibition 64/5"--Colophon
Topic: Gleizes, Albert, 1881-1953
Master Series Number 1. This is the only issue in this series
Topic: Leger, Fernand, 1881-1955
The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Ferriss, Hugh
texts
eye 4,917
favorite 15
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
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Topic: American Architecture
The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Artists Dictionaries.
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Goodrich, Lloyd
texts
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Yale University. Art Gallery.
texts
eye 4,311
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"Catalogue compiled and planned by Katherine S. Dreier and Marcel Duchamp."
Topics: Art, Art, Modern
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
by Rebay, Hilla
texts
eye 4,111
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Published in three versions each with the same contents but slightly different covers
Topic: Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Pissarro, Camille
texts
eye 3,999
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Includes index
Topic: Pissarro, Camille, 1830-1903
"Due to technical difficulties ... [the exhibitions] had to be postponed ... The New York exhibition will be open ... February 20. The Houston showing will open March 22."--Slip inserted
Topics: Villon, Jacques, 1875-1963, Duchamp-Villon, Raymond, 1876-1918, Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
texts
eye 3,826
favorite 5
comment 0
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Hale, Philip Leslie
texts
eye 3,770
favorite 7
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"The present volume, though based on the original work [Jan Vermeer of Delft] is essentially a new book."--A note by the publishers
Topic: Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675
Whitney Museum of American Art
texts
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Portraits
Compiled by Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen
Topics: Painting, Painting, Art, Abstract
Issued in connection with the exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Apr. 30-June 27, 1982.
Topic: Video art Exhibitions.
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Circolo artistico di Catania; Circolo artistico di Palermo; Biennale di Venezia (24th : 1949)
texts
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Cover title: Arte contemporanea, Biennale di Venezia, Circolo artistico di Catania, Circolo artistico di Palermo
Topic: Art, Italian
The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Artists Dictionaries.
Whitney Museum of American Art
texts
eye 3,333
favorite 9
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
"The power of spiritual rhythm", by Hilla Rebay: p. 4-[10]
Topics: Guggenheim, Solomon R. (Solomon Robert), 1861-1949, Painting, Painting, Abstract
"Non-objectivity is the realm of spirit," by Hilla Rebay: p. [3]-14
Topics: Painting, Art, Abstract
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
texts
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Cover title: Sonderbund, internat. Kunstausstellung, Coeln 1912
Topics: Art, Modern, Art, Modern
Cover title
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
texts
eye 3,190
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Attack on Newton's theory of colors
Topics: Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727, Color
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
texts
eye 3,115
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Topics: Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903, Painters
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Devamata, Sister
texts
eye 3,082
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Topic: Ramakrishna, 1836-1886
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
texts
eye 2,947
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Includes index
Topics: Artists' materials, Painting
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
by Guggenheim, Solomon R. (Solomon Robert); Rebay, Hilla; Gibbes Art Gallery; Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation; Carolina Art Association
texts
eye 2,937
favorite 5
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Compiled by Hilla Rebay von Ehrenwiesen
Topics: Guggenheim, Solomon R. (Solomon Robert), 1861-1949, Painting, Abstract, Painting
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Gauguin, Paul
texts
eye 2,907
favorite 4
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Illustrated lining-papers
Topic: Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Coomaraswamy, Ananda Kentish
texts
eye 2,893
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Topics: Art, Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
texts
eye 2,859
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Portraits
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
by Guston, Philip; Arnason, H. H.
texts
eye 2,858
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Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Guggenheim Museum, May 2-July 1, 1962 and the Los Angeles County Museum, May 15-June 23, 1963
Topic: Guston, Philip, 1913-1980
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
texts
eye 2,731
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Bibliography: p. 15-17
Topic: Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, 1864-1901
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Breton, André, 1896-1966; Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968; Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, Inc
texts
eye 2,706
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Catalog of an exhibition held at the Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, Inc., New York, Oct. 14-Nov. 7, 1942
Topic: Surrealism
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Brion, Marcel
texts
eye 2,692
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Includes index
Topics: Romanticism in art, Art, Painting
Source: folio
Exhibition organized by Elisabeth Sussman and Barbara J. Bloemink.
Topic: Stettheimer, Florine, 1871-1944 Exhibitions.
Cover-title: Wassily Kandinsky memorial
Topic: Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944
Whitney Museum of American Art
texts
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
Whitney Museum of American Art
texts
eye 2,515
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Catalog of an exhibition from Oct. 23, 1998 to Jan. 15, 1999.
Topic: Neshat, Shirin, 1957- Exhibitions.
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
texts
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Bibliography: p. [27]
Topic: Mural painting and decoration, Egyptian
"Exhibition 68/4"--Colophon
Topics: Art, Art, Modern
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Smith, E. Baldwin
texts
eye 2,402
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Topic: Architecture
Exhibition shown at the Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Oct. 3-Nov. 1, 1936, and elsewhere
Topics: Painting, German, Drawing, German, Art
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Heindel, Max
texts
eye 2,319
favorite 9
comment 0
Topic: Rosicrucians
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Brenner, Anita
texts
eye 2,275
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Mexican Artists
Exhibition 82
Topics: Painting, Painters
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Klee, Paul, 1879-1940
texts
eye 2,228
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Cover title
Topic: Klee, Paul, 1879-1940
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Baker, C. H. Collins
texts
eye 2,190
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Many plates are printed on both sides
Topics: Painting, Painting
Whitney Museum of American Art
texts
eye 2,184
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
texts
eye 2,151
favorite 12
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Includes indexes
Topics: Graphic arts, Printing, Advertising
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Rousseau, Theodore
texts
eye 2,103
favorite 8
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Bibliography: p. [74]
Topic: C�ezanne, Paul, 1839-1906
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
by Messer, Thomas M. and Müller, Dody
texts
eye 2,075
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Guggenheim Library Collection Page
texts
eye 2,075
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Autobiographical
Topics: Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970, Art
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Gudiol, Jose
texts
eye 2,063
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At head of title: The Toledo Museum of Art, founded by Edward Drummond Libbey
Topic: Painters
Whitney Museum of American Art
texts
eye 2,061
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: Guidebook
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Walker Art Center
texts
eye 2,042
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"Sources for biographical notes": p. [3] of cover
Topics: Paintings, Sculpture, Expressionism (Art)
The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
texts
eye 2,014
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"Assembled under the auspices of the Commission for the Protection of Cultural Properties."
Topic: Art, Japanese
Topics: Mind and body, Mind and body therapies, Meditation, Breathing exercises, Mysticism
Library's copy inscribed to Hilla Rebay
Topic: Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Dreier, Katherine Sophie
texts
eye 1,986
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On cover: International exhibition of modern art arranged by the Société Anonyme for the Brooklyn Museum, November, December 1926
Topics: Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944, Brooklyn Museum, Art, Modern, Artists, Art
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Schneider, Bruno F.
texts
eye 1,964
favorite 5
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Includes index
Topics: Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919, Painting, French, Painting, French, Impressionism (Art)
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
by Rewald, John
texts
eye 1,951
favorite 7
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"First edition."
Topic: Seurat, Georges, 1859-1891
Guggenheim Library Collection Page
texts
eye 1,932
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Erratum slip mounted on p. 64
Topics: Impressionism (Art), Painting, French, Painters
Source: folio
Whitney Museum of American Art
texts
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney; and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American art
Bibliography: p. 264-265
Topics: Architecture, Reinforced concrete construction
Whitney Museum of American Art
by Grand Central Art Galleries
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The Founding Collection represents the cornerstone of the Whitney Museum's Art Reference Library. It originated with the personal collections of research material owned by the museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and its first director, Juliana Force.
Topic: American Painting